Motocross ace Todd Kellett looks likely to face double British champ Elliott Banks-Browne in the seventh and final round of this year’s ACU British timecard enduro championship at the rough and tough Thetford forest in Norfolk in just over a week’s time.
Weston winner Kellett has already entered, while Banks-Browne has taken delivery of a fuel-injected Husqvarna 300 two-stroke. He ran it in at the weekend and will do more tests this week before he decides whether to race the event, which is near his Bury St.Edmunds home.
The event, run by the Diss MCC, is a 20-mile course that goes deep in to the plantation woods. Special attention has been made to the special test that will be ridden multiple times, like last year, in an effort to avoid places that tend to cut up worse than other when wet, but the forecast for the day is looking to be dry but you never know in this country.
The event, which is called the “Muntjac Enduro” is sponsored, like the centre championship, by GH Motorcycles of Colchester.
This year’s World junior enduro champion Brad Freeman and his Beta has already been crowned this year’s E3 champ but still starts a favourite although Rockstar Husqvarna’s Manxman Danny McCanney may have something to say about it.
Dan Mundell on his Apico JD Racing KTM is already this year’s E1 champ but an event win is an event win, but he will be pushed all the way by Jack Edmondson who always goes will in the forest as he set the pace at last year’s event.
But there are also lots of other riders that could have something to say in the results like Joe Wootton who lots of experience in Thetford forest and former MXGP rider Alex Snow, sprint champion and Thomas Ellwood.
This year’s Weston winner Kellett will be competing alongside national motocross rider and centre champion Luke Parker.
The action al starts at 08.45 on Sunday so no laying in with the championship class set off straight into their first go at the special test.